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Mini horses may be allowed in classrooms, buses in Alpine district

Mini horses may be allowed in classrooms, buses in Alpine district

By | Posted - Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:43 a.m.

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ALPINE -- For the first time, Alpine school district set out to codify its service animal policy Tuesday night. Only, this policy may include the possibility of a miniature horse in the classroom.

The Daily Herald reports that a student has requested for the first time to bring a service animal to school, and so the policy had to be defined. The student wants to bring a dog, but nevertheless the proposed policy includes miniature horses as an option, both in the classroom and even on the bus.

The policy also includes rules for how to deal with allergies to the animals, dander, saliva and animal waste.

But should the need arise for a mini pony to bus with an Alpine student to school, the district has planned ahead.

A final vote on the issue will he held in December.

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